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A tiny house on wheels with shake siding. Built by Zyl Vardos in Olympia, Washington.

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21 Comments

  • Reply Douglas March 28, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Dang! Very nice indeed. There’s a pretty penny in that copper roof, I’ll wager. (It’s a sucker bet. I work in metal.)

  • Reply Nanette March 28, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Scrumptious design and detail. I would like to see it when you get it furnished. I love the way the loft is designed.

  • Reply Maire March 29, 2015 at 2:45 am

    us it for sale? How much?

  • Reply David March 29, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Really nice build….great craftsmanship….little differences in yours that is really homey and warm,,,bravo

  • Reply swabbie Robbie March 29, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I always have loved Abel’s designs. The are the most unique and artful tiny houses out there. This is another home run in my opinion. I would love to live in it.

  • Reply Dorothy March 29, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I love all the beautiful windows!
    I love the stairs but as usual they seem to be built with an exceptionally high rise. Why can’t they be built with the more normal 7 3/4 rise? I love and would need steps but high steps would be very difficult since I am both short legged and old. At least this one doesn’t expect you to crawl into the loft…

    • Reply linda May 17, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      the rise of the steps looks high to me, also. but I appreciate the handrail, which is almost always lacking in other designs.

  • Reply Abel Zyl March 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Steven, thanks for putting this up. If y’all are interested: there is a really nice video tour of the Pinafore by Tiny House Giant Journey: https://youtu.be/yGomaVCVYfM.

    And yes, the 7 3/4″ stair risers are a good standard. I would happily build stairs to those specs if requested. The stairs in the Pinafore follow a ‘ships ladder’ pattern, and it makes them much more space efficient (while still being comfortable to climb for most).

  • Reply Wendy P March 29, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I agree Douglas, but for a different reason… I have older pets. They would not be able to climb upstairs to join me at night. I would be ok with a more spread out staircase. It wouldn’t really harm anything and would provide more storage underneath the stairs…

    • Reply Wendy P March 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      oops – I meant, I agree with Dorothy…

  • Reply Tina Larkin March 29, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Abel- as usual, your work and design is absolutely marvelous. so happy to see such talent in the world.

  • Reply Cedar March 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Beautifully done!

  • Reply Sharon March 29, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    This tiny house is beautiful! Did you design this? It looks like the perfect design for me. Can you share any details?

  • Reply Lisa E. March 29, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Another Zyl work of art for some lucky, lucky person! 😉

  • Reply Carol March 30, 2015 at 7:16 am

    I am really liking the idea of a deckover, no wheel wells to build over or around and skirting would be so much easier, I think. This little house is sweet!

  • Reply Robert March 30, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you for not being boring! Adorable house with real creativity.

  • Reply Polly March 31, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Lovely house. Loft needs another window or skylight for more ventilation, and why not let the kitchen windows open to the side, also to increase ventilation, especially after cooking food? Finally, the shower needs a flexible/handheld extension both for easier washing and for saving water. Otherwise, great house.

  • Reply Diann Raby April 6, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Finally , an artistic and classy little home that anyone would be proud to live in!! Beautiful lines and design. I wish I had the money right now I would order this for myself with a small bathtub and a double sink in the kitchen area. It would meet all my needs. Do you think one could be made on a bit longer of a trailer? (and still be towable) Will definately order one when I am ready! Absolutely Magnificient Classy Design!!!

  • Reply Elizabeth Fox April 16, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I am looking for someone to custom build something like this for me. Could you do it? How much?

  • Reply ELIZABETH SANTIAGO January 25, 2016 at 12:13 am

    I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS ONE THE ONLY THING I WOULD TAKE THE STOVE OUT AND REPLACE IT WITH A FRIDGE AND GET A COUNTER TOP STOVE.

  • Reply Lori Lamb July 23, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Cute

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